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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
( April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer,
known for his pioneering work on long-distance
radio
transmission
, development of Marconi’s law, and a
radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor
of radio
, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics
with
Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their
contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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Actor Alfredo James Pacino is 78 years old today.     

Al Pacino had his breakthrough as mobster Michael Corleone in the
Godfather trilogy and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Frank Slade in the 1992 film
Scent of a Woman. He is also
known for his starring roles in
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Heat (1995),
Scarface (1983), and Serpico (1973).

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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The Columbine High School massacre was a mass shooting that  occurred on this day in 1999, at Columbine High School in
Columbine, Colorado.The perpetrators, twelfth grade (senior)
students
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students
and one teacher and injured 21 additional people trying to escape
the school building. Ten students were killed in the library, where 
the pair subsequently committed
suicide
. At the time, it was the 
deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history.


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Eric Harris (left) and Dylan Klebold (right) recorded on the high
school’s surveillance cameras in the cafeteria, 11 minutes before
their suicides.

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SANDY KOZEL

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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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John Glenn boards the Friendship 7 capsule to become the first American to orbit Earth.

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ED DANAHUE

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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  MIKE GRACIA                                                   

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On this day in 1770, a deadly riot called "The Boston Massacre" took place on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between
American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated
to a chaotic, bloody slaughter killing five people. Two British troops 
were later convicted of manslaughter. The conflict energized anti-
Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

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Boston Massacre Site Memorial, on the Freedom Trail behind the Old State House.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)  
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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On this day in 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a
Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). The investigation determined that Hughes,
a non-instrument-rated pilot, attempted visual flight in adverse
weather conditions, resulting in disorientation and subsequent loss
of control.


A Piper Comanche PA-24-180, similar to the one that crashed.

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Patsy Cline aircraft crash site, Camden, Tennessee.

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